Watch The Lives of Others, streaming on Amazon Prime, and join us on Saturday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. for the discussion. This suspenseful drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2006. Set in 1984 Berlin, this cold war thriller directed by Florian Von Donnersmark delicately portrays the transformation of an East German Stasi agent from a cold-hearted surveillance officer into the savior of a subversive playwright targeted by the post-war, Russian controlled government. In saving the others, he may lose his job, but he saves his newfound self.
The Film Society will present a wide variety of meaningful domestic and International films about Jewish subjects and Jewish values. Jim Ruxin, a longtime University Synagogue member and Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts, will curate the films and host our in-depth discussions.
Watch these important films and then join us for an in-depth discussion with Jim Ruxin and Rabbi Susan Nanus.